Empowering Women and People Living with HIV in the Asia Pacific Region: Micro Grants for Community-Led Initiatives

The Asia Pacific region grapples with a significant burden of HIV infections, with approximately 23% of all global new HIV infections occurring within its borders. Despite efforts to combat the epidemic, the region saw only a 14% reduction in new infections since 2010, lagging behind targets to end AIDS. Within this context, the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+), the International Community of Women Living with HIV Asia Pacific (ICWAP), and the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) are joining forces to address the challenges faced by women and people living with HIV through micro grants.


Micro Grants: A Tool for Change
Micro grants are short-term funding opportunities aimed at empowering grassroots initiatives led by and for women and people living with HIV. These grants enable networks of individuals to support their work in key areas such as treatment, advocacy, awareness, communication, and improving the quality of life for those living with HIV. With a focus on supporting community-led organizations, micro grants offer flexible funding to address the unique needs of marginalized communities.


Key Application Criteria:

  • Organizations must be led by and for women/people living with HIV.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
  • A total of 20 grants, each worth AUD$1000, will be awarded.
  • Applications must be submitted by May 22, 2024, COB Bangkok time. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Project implementation must commence by June 5, 2024, and be completed by July 5, 2024.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by May 27, 2024.


Empowering Communities, Driving Change

The micro grant concept aims to provide accessible, flexible, and targeted support to empower organizations to turn their ideas into reality and make a positive impact in their communities. Through supporting grassroots initiatives, promoting entrepreneurship, empowering marginalized communities, and fostering creativity and innovation, these grants serve as a catalyst for change.


Get Involved:
To learn more about the micro grant application process or to submit an application, please visit https://tinyurl.com/MGI-AP-2024. For any inquiries or assistance, please contact icwap14@gmail.com or info.apnplus@gmail.com.


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